Let’s find out once and for all why we shouldn’t count calories and use sugar substitutes. And also what you can eat before bedtime and why.

Calorie counting is a waste of time.

For unknown reasons, it has recently become very fashionable to count the number of calories consumed. I don’t eat more than I should and I’m not getting better, and maybe even thinner. Well, it’s not like that. A healthy meal should be well balanced first of all.
For example, your daily rate is 2,000 calories. This norm can contain such a huge amount of products with a high glycemic index that fat in your body will accumulate at a reactive rate.

Why is this happening?

Simple, products with a high glycemic index quickly increase blood sugar, which contributes to the rapid release of insulin. And this is the main hormone that’s responsible for the weight gain.
As a result, the number of calories is normal or even lower, and metabolic processes in the body are disrupted. The fat accumulates and accumulates in the process. And add to that a sedentary way of life. And the hormonal imbalance is guaranteed.

Got some before bedtime? Yes, please, but without the carbs.

There is a widespread belief that to lose weight, it is necessary to refuse to eat before going to bed. It’s not like that. Well, that’s not exactly how it works. We can eat, but not all of them.
The main thing is to avoid products with a high content of carbohydrates (oatmeal, cottage cheese, sweets, fast food). But protein food can be eaten calmly (fish, seafood, vegetables, egg whites).
The fact is that at night our body produces a somatotropic hormone, which burns the accumulated fat. And if you eat carbohydrates for the night, even a simple porridge. You thus provoke a surge of insulin, and it serves as a blocker of the somatotropic hormone. Accordingly, the process of burning fat simply does not start.

Sugar substitutes.

Sweet drinks with zero sugar content are widely represented in the modern food industry market. They are advertised as dietetic and safe for the figure.
Remember that popular soda commercial? Zero sugar – zero calories!
But unfortunately, that’s not true either. These drinks contain a large number of sugar substitutes, and they are no worse than ordinary sugar to stimulate the active release of insulin. As a result, the effect is the same. Your body’s starting a process of fat reserves.